Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment Trailers

Original title Terms of Endearment
Category Drama, Comedy
UK Release Date
Production year 1983
Production Country
Directors James L. Brooks
Cast Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Debra Winger, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow, Huckleberry Fox, Lisa Hart Carroll, Betty King, Troy Bishop, Shane Serwin, Megan Morris


Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next-door neighbour are quite striking.